Chesapeake Bay Academy

     Tel: (757)497-6200
Grades: K - 12 | 108 students
The Art Program encourages our students to imagine, create and explore. The program allows students to indulge and experiment across a variety of media and promotes creativity through the expression of a student?'s unique vision. Our art teachers approach the learning experience with the same passion and commitment found throughout our school.
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The Art Program encourages our students to imagine, create and explore. The program allows students to indulge and experiment across a variety of media and promotes creativity through the expression of a student?'s unique vision. Our art teachers approach the learning experience with the same passion and commitment found throughout our school.
Music is introduced through general music classes to students in Kindergarten and continues through Grade 9. Music history and theory are supplemented by work with small instruments and vocal training. By Grade 7 students have the opportunity to take part in our band program, offering students the opportunity to participate in woodwind, brass or percussion lessons and allowing them to
Team sports are an essential part of a well-rounded educational program. Participation in athletics nurtures confidence and develops collaborative skills that are important to a child?'s future. At CBA we encourage all of our students to participate in athletics, no matter the student?'s skill level.
Over the past 10 years, 85% of CBA graduates have gone on to pursue higher education at two-and four-year colleges and universities, locally and across the country. The remaining 15% of alumni have chosen careers in both the civilian and military workforces, many through CBA?'s School-to-Work program. Graduates receive a standard private school diploma and leave ready for success, academically
Our commitment to offering a well-rounded education includes the body as well as the mind. At Chesapeake Bay Academy we also understand that sports help nurture a student?'s sense of self-esteem and develop collaborative skills.
The mission of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to educate students with an academic program individualized to address their learning differences, and to empower our students with the skills and confidence forsuccess in higher education, careers and life.
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Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only K-12 school in the Hampton Roads area dedicated to educating bright students who have difficulty learning and achieving in traditional lecture-style educational environments due to learning disabilities and/or attention disorders.  Our school celebrates each child’s uniqueness, and empowers students who may not have succeeded in traditional learning institutions to grow and thrive.  

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other learning differences.
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 60%
Admissions Director Dana Bender


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,

School Notes:

Bright Kids. Better Fit.
Committed to honoring the unique learning style of each student and leading them on the path to academic success.

For 25 years, Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) has been transforming the lives of Hampton Roads children and their families. At CBA we embrace each child’s unique learning style, creating new, specialized pathways to academic and social success. By relieving the stress and frustration that often accompany academic struggle, CBA helps students develop into confident and enthusiastic learners. Our students flourish in a safe, supportive environment that encourages their intellectual, social, creative, physical and ethical growth.Chesapeake Bay Academy is an invaluable resource to the Hampton Roads community, filling a critical need and providing essential services to intelligent children who struggle to learn in traditional school settings. CBA’s 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, multisensory instruction and project-based curriculum offer our students the opportunity to develop a true love of learning. Small classrooms, Individualized Instruction Plans and caring, highly-trained teachers lay the foundation for programs designed to ensure the academic achievement of each student. CBA empowers students with tools for success in school and beyond. Graduates leave CBA with the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to realize their full potential.

The mission of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to educate students through academic programs individualized to address their learning differences, empowering them with the skills and confidence necessary for success in higher education, careers and life.

The vision of Chesapeake Bay Academy is to continuously improve an educational environment where students value diversity and families embrace each child’s uniqueness.

Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to the individual success of students of all races, creeds, ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds who can benefit from the school’s specialized programs.
Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, and safe environment in which students, who demonstrate a discrepancy between academic achievement and aptitude, build self-esteem, discover their capabilities, address their educational differences, and acquire strategies for success.
Chesapeake Bay Academy is committed to a dynamic curriculum individualized for each student by specific educational plans implemented through multi-sensory instruction, experiences with leading technologies, and close interactions with adult mentors.

Profile last updated: 03/11/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Norfolk Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Norfolk Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gateway Christian School (1.2 miles away)
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